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  MSNBC    Andrea Mitchell Reports    News/Business. Interviews with political  
   figures with host Andrea Mitchell. New.  

    December 5, 2013
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>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports," living wage. fast-food workers in 100 cities protest poverty wages as new numbers paint a broader economic outlook or does it. now many americans -- >> combines trends in equality pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe. >> globetrotters. vice president biden and secretary of state john kerry are making diplomatic tracks in asia and middle east. in china no sign of progress intentions over disputed airspace. kerry and netanyahu agreed to disagree about interim iran nuclear deal. >> we believe that in a final deal unlike the interim deal, it's crucial to bring about a final agreement about the termination of iran's military
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nuclear capability. >> i can't emphasize enough that israel's security in this negotiation is at the top of our agenda. >> frozen, an arctic blast through the south and midwest coating the region with freezing rain and ice with temperatures plunging by as much as 50 degrees. we'll track where the storm is heading next. puppy love at least when it was over bo's baby sister sunny and an adorable 2-year-old clashed. he squared off at a white house christmas party. we'll bring you the dramatic conclusion to this brief encounter. >> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. a tale of two americas. our economy brightening somewhat
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for wealthiest, many americans falling behind. reality check, federal minimum wage is $7.25, but adjusted for inflation it's lower than it was in 1968 when lbj was president. there's a proposal in congress to raise federal minimum wage to $10.10. house republicans oppose it saying job growth. new jersey became the 20th state to join washington, d.c. raising the minimum wage above standard. contrast that with relatively good news, growth 3.6%. it is slightly misleading. most of the gains are because businesses stockpiling. it's a one-shot deal not because people are spendsing more showing growth and strength in the economy. weekly jobless claims did fall below 300,000, a positive indicator before the jobs report. cold comfort for americans protesting at 100 locations
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around the nation. >> fast-food workers say they have enough being stuck at the bottom. katy tur in brooklyn. >> reporter: many workers with fast-food jobs aren't teenagers, they are women over the age of 28. they say they can't support themselves or families off minimum wage. they say they have to work more than one job, oftentimes two or three, to support themselves. they are not getting fulltime work because most hours are capped at 35 hours a week. big protests, moderately effective in some areas, not other areas, shut down some businesses depending where you are. fast-food companies say you can't afford $15 an hour. it's nonrealistic, a nonstarter. any wage raise for workers will get passed down to consumer in
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the form of higher prices for food. >> joining me now cnbc's brian sullivan. brian, thank you for joining us. lets talk first of all about gdp numbers in the third quarter. 3.6 is a good number. when you look at numbers you're the expert. inventory growth made up more than half of it. that doesn't say much about the overall strength of the economy. >> no, i think you're the expert, andrea. a lot of people in the financial industry have not dug out that tidbit. that's an important point you bring up about growth. 3.6% to your point is a good number. we've kind of been chugging along at 2.1% since we climbed out of the recession in the beginning of 2009. so 3.6 a nice headline number. again, the concern, is the inventory growth. so much of that number, companies building up stockpiles of stuff. that's fine, andrea, if they end up selling that stuff without having massive markdowns. the concern is you build up too
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much, you know what happens. prices fall, you get deflation, companies don't make profit on what they are selling they overassumed. we did have a weekly jobless number under 300,000 and 3.6. lets take it as more of a positive. inventories something to watch. >> is there any way to figure out whether slowdown in government spending and sequester had an impact and whether we'll see that in the fourth quarter? >> it's a big debate. anecdotally my brother-in-law is a realtor in the washington, d.c. aemplt his business all but dried up, then, boom, had a number of deals when the government went back to work. to him it was clear everybody froze up. there is a debate whether or not that will be the case. the sequester that's a big story, longer turmoil. generally the belief that most of the shutdown will be recouped as workers are paid in arrears. that buildup like my own
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brother-in-law saw. the sequester seen the longer it goes on, the bigger the impact will be. simply due to math. you're pulling money out of the system. that money would have gone somewhere. it's not going to federal employees and their pay and defense contractors and whoever else might be impacted. it is a big debate. is there a consensus? no. i think hopefully we'll get one in the next few months as we start to understand it greater. >> there is a possible deal we're all hearing about between patty murray and paul ryan to stop the next tranche of the sequester from kicking in in january. that may be announced early next week. i wanted to ask you about the minimum wage. the age old debate. republicans on the hill say if you raise minimum wage you depress hiring and businesses hire. if you look at the numbers and the protesters we see around the country today, if you cross out that minimum wage, that's basically people making $15,000 a year, if they are working full
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time, a 40-hour week. you can't live on that in this country, especially not with kids. >> it's a difficult debate, there's two sides to the story. in high school i had three jobs. i worked at wendy's, chinese restaurant, some place called captain d's, a long john silver's knockout hoff. sorry if they are offended about that. >> they are bragging you worked for them. >> my parents said get a job if you want spending money. i was in high school, i didn't need much. there's two schools of thought. if you have got a family and need a living wage, perhaps two pay scales. one for brian sullivan's of the world where i was working at wendy's where i was making a certain amount and workers who need a certain amount be subsidized as well. there's a growing debate about the actual number paid and wage subsidies for those that need it the most. your point is well taken. the reality is income inequality
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has grown. the amount of income to the top 10% is the highest in 100 years. i had a conversation with omb director peter orzac at an event of the point is you have to look at health care. health care is everything. i tweeted out before the show, andrea, a report from aarp, a report they produced in january. we talk about how the middle class has not had a raise in a decade. that is true from a paper perspective. according to aarp, we've gotten so much paid out because of higher health care premiums, companies will say, listen, mr. and mrs. worker, we actually did give you a raise. it wasn't cash but we had to pay more for benefits. when we look at minimum wage and income inequality bringing health care cost curve down, as the president said, is going to make a big difference. the goal is if companies can pay out less in health care, they might be able to pay out more in
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income. that's the goal, anyway. we'll see if that actually happens. >> brian, thanks so much for being with us today. great to talk to you. joining me chris cillizza and sam stein. picking up on that, sam, you had great analysis of the minimum wage and impact on "morning joe." how many of these low wage workers even get benefits? >> not many. what was striking to me when i looked at these numbers national employment law project, 26% of people who work in fast-food restaurants are parents with children. think about that. that's startling. like brian said it's not stereotypical high school kid flipping burgers, it's people trying to find money to make jobs. looked at a mcdonald's worker, calculated it would take a century for that work tore make as much as ceo of that company made in one year.
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clearly a growing divide in that country. the question is what kind of legislative fixes are there to make it less so. the spike of the minimum wage to $10 an hour which senate democrats want to do, most people you talk to on the hill don't think i has a chance. what are the alternatives? you're not going to tax rich anymore. they criticizes as redistributionists. the cupboard is bare when it comes to fixing inequality. >> the president is speaking out to it. he's trying to assure the base he's aware of their concerns, chris cillizza. that speech he did yesterday resonated with democrats. what can he do. there's one pitch by progressive maebs of congress and allies that he could do mng by executive order. i'm not sure that's exactly true. he could affect what federal contractors pay. there's disagreement how much he could do by executive order on the minimum wage.
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>> andrea, i think it's unlikely, only because he would not wade into that territory at the moment, sort of a x-ray area what he could do, what he couldn't do. the speec he gave was a recognition. the speech he gave in kansas, it's very similar to the speech he gave yesterday. these are things he has talked about, inequality, growing divide between wealthy and middle class and sort of poor folks in this country. the problem there is while he has addressed thain theory repeatedly and has come back to it repeatedly, the fixes, the solutions are far more difficult than the sort of phrasing of the problem. there is a huge inequality gap in this country, equality gap.
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the fixes either are impractical or won't happen. talking about more pre-k education, employment, raising minimum wage, all things i think people want but where does the money come from, how do they build a coalition. andrea, in congress in the last couple years, coalitions for anything are extremely hard to build. >> the other thing that really caught my attention today was john boehner addressing mike allen's report in "politico" about how republicans are trying to teach their respective members and senate candidates how to appeal to women voters. don't talk about, quote, legitimate rape. this is boehner talking about the coaching practices. >> trying to get them to be a little more sensitive. you know, you look around the congress, there are a lot more females in the democratic caucus than republican caucus. some of our members just aren't as sensitive as they ought to be. >> do you think they are making progress on that front?
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>> i do. >> they only have 8% of republican caucus. by 3-1 democrats have more women than republicans in congress. just the optics aren't great and some of their senate candidates have been disastrous. >> obviously we know example of todd akins of the world. what's curious to me, the republican perspective is how you communicate to them, nothing to do with policy. if they didn't make sarahception such a vocal point of the health care debate. these things resonate with women whether or not you know how to communicate with the electorate. if they didn't enter congress looking at the funding of planned parenthood probably do them better than how to best message themselves. >> they might have even won the governor's race in virginia.
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thanks very much. chris cillizza, see you later. thanks, sam. >> thanks, andrea. maryland congresswoman donna edwards has hosted town halls in her district highlighting minimum wage issue and joins me from capitol hill. congresswoman, thank you very much for being with us. >> thank you. good to be with you. >> we've been talking how hard it is for getting success for getting minimum wage up to $10.10. inflation, lower than '68 when lyndon johnson was president. what can house democrats do given barriers you face on the hill? >> i think first of all we have to depend on people across the country. minimum wage workers who really need a raise, people who work in restaurants whose wages haven't been raised since 1991. $2.13 an hour. so i think it's going to take really an outside push in every single congressional district to help my colleagues, my republican colleagues understand
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that this is about how we grow our gdp. it's about how we grow our economy, and it's about closing that gap between those highest wage earners who earn so much over these last two decades and low wage earners who earn about 5% of their increases in salaries over the last decades. >> you've seen protests around the country today. they are gathering and bigger protests tonight. talk to me about what a man or a woman working for minimum wage, sometimes second job, sometimes their only job, they have kids at home in some of these fast-food places. how are they coping. what is the daily struggle like? >> when i talk to my constituents who are working at minimum wage and they are trying to support families on those minimum wage jobs, you know what they are relying on, the very things they are cutting. they are relying on food assistance. they are relying on heating and energy assistance.
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they are relying on tax credits, all of the things people need to speed limit their incomes. the fact is our economy is actually paying for this anyway. why not give people the dignity of a minimum wage increase for $7.13, proposal we have in the congress to $10.10. index to inflation so no longer will we have to engage in this debate about whether our wages are really keeping up with inflation of the economic benefit for us is about $33 billion a year in terms of gdp growth. >> congresswoman, i also just played a bit of speaker boehner's briefing today when he acknowledged a "politico" report by mike allen that republicans are coaching their candidates on how to be more sensitive if they have female opponents. he's trying to coach members of republican caucus to be more sensitive to female and women's
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issues. do you think that's the problem? >> i think women are sensitive to the fact you can talk the talk but if you don't walk the walk in terms of policies you offer, being nice about it in a sensitive way isn't going to make a difference for women. part of the reason you see that huge divide, what seems like a conversation that should have happened early in the 20th century, so we've got the rest of this century so they can get it right. the fact is for most women they want to know what you're going to do to increase wages for families, what are we going to do about child care, what are we going to do about having paid leave so women can take care of the needs for themselves and their families. those are policy objectives. merely talking and being more sensitive isn't really going to quite do the trick. >> congresswoman donna edwards, it does seem like i've been hearing this argument 40 years. interesting it's still the debate we're having today.
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thank you, congresswoman. >> we get over the debate by getting the public engaged. >> thanks for that. we're seeing that today around the country. and in new york, new york city incoming mayor, mayor elect bill de blasio has made what could be his most important appointment. he's named bill bratton to be his police commissioner, a return to the post for bratton, nypd in the '90s. credit i had with crime fighting techniques that made new york the safest big city. led police force from 2002 to 2009. most recently helped in coverage of major breaking news as a major contributor. de blasio campaigned against controversial stop and frisk program. at this morning's announcement he promised change will come with the new nypd leadership. >> bill bratton knows when it comes to stop and frisk it has to be used with respect. it has to be used properly. the idea here is to have real
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a nasty winter storm has already dumped massive apartments of snow across the country. poised to become more challenging, a crippling ice storm due up next could impact tens of millions of people. joining me from fort smith ark arkansas where the ice has begun to form nbc's dylan dreyer. thanks for being out there for us. what's the projection of the storm, what parts of the country have to be concerned? >> almost 12 states affected by the winter storm. a lot in the form of ice.
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when we first came, temperatures above freeze will, then started raining. all of a sudden at 9:00 in the morning it flipped a switch, dropped to 32. we started seeing icicles start developing almost instantly. here is the problem with freezing rain. it falls and it's hard to imagine it's just raining. cause because temperatures are 31 to 32 it's creating icing on top of everything it touches. good news not icing on the streets. the blacktop from 60 degree yesterday are warm. throughout the day and night affecting 30 million people, it is going to become more and more of a travel nightmare in this area. >> good warning. thank you so much.
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right now. i've seen, of course, the reports. it's a tough situation and a tough issue. i think you have to look at the macroas well and what businesses are facing right now in the cost of obama care, the cost of regulation. i think we need stability in the market. we certainly need to help these people. i thought there were some good things like states that have taken the initiative to raise wages, which, of course, is an option that every state would have. cities can do it as well, if the cost of living could make a difference there. also, andrea, i think that brian's idea earlier that you look at having a wage for students to have jobs and learn how to work in the workplace, but then people working to support a family would have
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maybe a different criteria. i think there are a lot of ways some of these issues could be addressed. congress is facing a lot of issues right now for our country. >> and they are not working very hard. we had four days where both the house and senate are in until the end of the year. ed rendell, i know governors think they have the answer. you were a former governor. congress is unpopular for a reason. there's a reason we know longer have kay bailey hutchison, olympia snowe and others left in frustration. what do you make of congress's work ethic right now? >> well, it's not so much a question of how many days they are in, it's what they do with those days. if they worked a shorter schedule but got productive things passed like a farm bill, like immigration reform, like an increase in minimum wage i think that wouldn't be an issue how
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many days they are in. it's the fact they don't seem to be working and producing anything. i have great respect for senator hutchison, did a great job in the senate and is just the type of person we need back in the senate but i don't think it's a tough call on minimum wage. we can't let a single mom with two kids continue to earn the minimum wage when it hasn't, as you said, been adjusted for inflation since 1991. the chamber always says it's going to cost jobs but that's never the case. i raised the minimum wage in pennsylvania and we had three of the best job growth years after that that we've had in decades in pennsylvania. when president clinton raised the minimum wage, same cry but it didn't happen. i agree with senator hutchison, do a separate carveout for students paid at a lower wage as opposed to adults trying to protect themselves and their families, that makes sense.
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that's reasonable. there ought to be grounds for a reasonable compromise so we can begin to do something about the income inequality in this country. >> let me switch to you foreign policy. secretary kerry met three hours with prime minister netanyahu. he's heading back to jerusalem for more private meetings with netanyahu. they agreed to disagree about the short-term iran deal. senator hutchison, his argument, kerry's argument, we still are keeping sanctions other than freezing assets. this will be better for israel in the long-term and we won't agree to a long-term deal that gives iran the ability to have a nuclear weapon. netanyahu's argument is there would be breakout capability. what do you think the secretary of state should be doing? >> i think you're seeing some of the effects right now whereas mr. netanyahu was going to stop putting settlements in the west bank.
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now that's been pulled back. i think israelis are very concerned about this. i think the concern i'm hearing also is when you have a carrot and you're offering something, you need to see that the other side is doing that before you give the relief from the sanctions. i think that is the criticism now. i want to say i really supported what secretary kerry did very early on saying i'm going to dig in on the palestinian israeli issue. we're going to finally get an agreement there that will settle that down. i thought that was the right priority. now i think that is in a more unlikely possibility because of this issue with iran. so i would hope that he would be going very slow in lifting the sanctions until we see real results that would make a difference. >> governor rendell, do you want
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to chime in? >> yeah. i think we won't know whether this was an effective road to go down until the six months are over and we see if there are more significant concessions made by iranians. if there aren't, we impose the sanctions we had lifted and even go a little further. i think this was a necessary step to find out how serious they were. it's a six-month freezing process. in most instances i know some people upset about the prime minister's statement that they are going to keep doing enrichment. but basically their ability to deliver a bomb has been frozen for six months. lets see what happens. i don't think you can judge this, andrea, until that six months is over and we see what comes next. >> thank you very much kay bailey hutchison and ed rendell. we have an important programming note. tune in tonight for msnbc
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the national security agency tracking cell phone locations gathering 5 billion records a day. evidently americans' cell phones overseas aren't being repd. more from edward snowden. joining me justice correspondent pete williams. pete, this is collecting data. then if they want to they can do back and see where your cell phone was used. is that basically -- they are not tracking us overseas in
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realtime when we use our cell phones? >> the term "tracking" used to describe is something of a misnomer, it's not realtime. it's storing the record of where the cell phone was when the call was made. as you say, this was outside united states. the nsa does this the capability to gather data inside but it has not, chosen not to do it but it does track it outside the u.s. it's part of what is in the database of phone calls. go back and try to reconstruct where someone was or try to develop relationships, see who was in a certain place where maybe something bad happened, who was around a person the time the call was made, that data. they say it's valuable to gather information on suspected terror cells overseas. as you know it has caused concerns here and overseas that it's a violation of privacy. >> we also learned about stolen credentials and how stupid people can be about their passwords.
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community. he said he was trying to bring internet access to cuba. his family and friends have been pressing the state department to do more. wrote a letter to obama pleading for assistance and asking not to be abandoned by the government that he served. that same day secretary kerry at a press conference at nato headquarters defended the administration's efforts in the gross case. >> in the case of mr. gross, we've had any number of initiatives and outreaches over the last several years. we are currently engaged in some discussions regarding that which i'm not at liberty to go into in any kind of detail. we will do everything we can and continue to but these things are often best resolved in quiet diplomacy under the radar screen, behind the scenes and that is exactly what we have been pursuing. >> tell that to allen gross and his family. joining me is his wife, greater
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supporter and advocate, his wife judy. thank you very much. >> thank you for having me. >> when did you last speak to your husband? >> last friday. >> how did he sound? >> he's actually excited about the vigil we just had and feeling some hope for that. prior to that he's been feeling hopeless and much more depressed but this got him up a little bit. >> what is his condition, physical condition? >> andrea, he looks like a walking skeleton. he's lost over 100 pounds. he's hunched over. he's in chronic pain from his arthritis. he just doesn't look well at all. >> it's been a financial burden on the family. i was told you had to put your house here up for sale? >> yes. we were a two-in come family, so i had to make a lot of changes. >> what would you say to secretary kerry who talks about quiet diplomacy.
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how effective has the state department been in advocating for his release? >> in my opinion they have done nothing. i hear secretary kerry saying they are doing things but it's four years. we've been hearing the same thing over and over again about we're trying or we're working on it. i don't know what it is they are trying. i don't know what they are doing. >> there was a statement this week on the anniversary from cuba's government saying the cuban government -- in part, "the cuban government reiterates its readiness to immediately establish a dialogue with the united states government to find a solution to the case of mr. gross on a reciprocal basis and addresses the humanitarian concerns of cuba relating to the case of four cuban anti-terrorist fighters in prison in the united states. they, of course, categorize them as anti-terrorists. the u.s. has convicted some of
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them on espionage charges. do you think the u.s. should discuss a trade? these men have been in jail for years and years. >> i think what needs to happen is discussing. that's the key word. the united states needs to sit down with the cubans and start talking. that's something that hasn't happened. it's been offered. i spoke to the foreign minister myself bruno rodriguez who said we want to talk to the u.s. >> bruno rodriguez, foreign minister in havana wants to start, a high official in the foreign ministry puts out this statement, lets talk, and the u.s. government refuses to negotiate for the release of an american a.i.d. contractor, basically someone working as a contractor for our government who has been sitting in 1/2 na jail for four years. >> there's been as far as i know absolutely no communication or no response to their request. >> have you gotten a response to the letter that was delivered to
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the white house we believe to the chief of staff this week? >> not at you will. nothing. >> anything from the state department? >> no. well, i did get a call from the state department just saying how sorry they were it was going on four years. >> what is your plea today to our government in terms of its refusal to negotiate with the cubans? >> it's simply to start somewhere. you have to start talking. there have to be negotiations. just sitting at the same table at this point would be a start. >> we hear there is an interest in negotiating better migration rules and other of the disputed issues. yet as long as cuba remains on the u.s. government terror list, the sanctions are not going to be lifted any time soon, the embargo. >> you know, i really can't
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but the other political story is really a sports story. we're expecting any minute the announcement from florida state prosecutors as to whether they're going to file charges following up on those sexual assault allegations, allegations only, against the seminoles' jameis winston. >> yeah, lots of implications here. if jameis winston is cleared, he probably becomes the favorite to win the heisman trophy. he's certainly in that conversation. he's also the starting quarterback of the number one ranked team in the country. if he's cleared, obviously that has no impact. but if he is -- if charges are brought against him, then there's a whole other discussion that will go on about whether he should play, how long he should be suspended for, and it may cost florida state a chance at a national title. obviously, i think that always takes a backseat to if he is charged, the allegations there. but there are a lot of
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implications here, so i think a lot of people are tuning in to the local tallahassee affiliate trying to catch what we will find out about jameis winston, what he is alleged to have done or wound up doing. we'll find out shortly. >> it was an incident last december. the complaintant claimed it was rape. one of those difficult cases. thank you very much, chris. >> i can't wait to see chris matthews and "hardball." >> that does it for this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." tomorrow we have minnesota congressman keith ellison and california congressman and foreign affairs chair ed royce and remember, follow the show online and on twitter @mitchellreports. tamron hall has a look at what's next. >> we're just getting in breaking news. no charges against jameis winston, the young man -- we're following the star of the
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florida football team. the florida state attorney announced that sexual assault charges will not be filed against florida state quarterback jameis winston. he's also the top contender for the heisman. we'll follow the breaking governments on this story, including what authorities are saying as well. plus, some prg made in getting more than 40 whales stranded off the coast of florida to safety. one of the major challenges, getting the whales to leave their sick or dead pod members behind. animal expert jack hanna will join us to discuss this situation out in florida. and a year after fast food workers began striking for higher wages, protests spread to more than 100 cities. we'll have the latest on the protests and the developing news out of florida. i love having a free checked bag with my united mileageplus explorer card. i've saved $75 in checked bag fees. [ delavane ] priority boarding is really important to us. you can just get on the plane and relax. [ julian ] having a card that doesn't charge you foreign transaction fees
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breaking news. florida's state attorney just announced no charges will be filed against the star quarterback of the undefeated number one ranked florida state seminoles. jameis winston was accused of sexual assault stemming from an incident a year ago. now, he's the leading contender for this year's heisman trophy. a warrant just released today shows the rape allegation against him followed a night of drinking at a bar, all before he was the starting player, or even started playing for the team. he had been red shirted that year. a former classmate at florida state filed her sexual assault complaint on december 7th of 2012. she did not identify winston to police until a month later. in november winston finally provided a dna swab which reportedly matched dna from the scene of the alleged attack. winston's attorney says the sex was con sen chul. the accuser's family said last month that a tallahassee detective told her attorney that tallahassee is, quote, a big footballn